Maintenance Mode by itself has a lot of uses. It can be used to
- add features to your installation
- remove features from your installation
- repair installation
- uninstall installation.
The Maintenance Mode brings the non windows world on par with MSI installations.
Instance Management, is not only used to detect instances, but also help to manage individual instances, i.e., they redirect you to maintain the instance.
Variables with Instance Management:
The Variable support for instance management will be made available with the service pack (InstallAnywhere 2010 SP1)
Variable support for Maintenance Mode
Variable support for Maintenance Mode is already available. Following variables are set
Please consult the user guide for more details.
Note for the problem:
You need to ensure that the Create Uninstaller action in your install phase in your base project is associated with InstallAnywhere Uninstall Component. (You can also check if this association is set correctly by examining the key file for the InstallAnywhere Uninstall Component, it should be your uninstaller exe Organization > Components > InstallAnywhere Uninstall Component > key file)
In Install Phase (simplest form):
C1 IA Uninstall Component
Create Uninstaller X
Other files X
Engineering Manager, InstallAnywhere